Driving along a familiar street in the southern part of West Hartford, my head jerked to the left when I saw a brilliantly painted office building. Turns out that last year a new owner hired Ben Keller, a young artist from eastern Connecticut, to paint a mural on the side of his building.
The mural depicts a local farmer and industrialist, a horse from a long ago race track, an abstract section the artist says indicates the future of West Hartford, a singer with West Hartford connections, and a Tibetan woman who now lives in West Hartford but has scaled Mount Everett nine times.
A nice touch is Keller's use of an otherwise wasted space to list some of the publications that have named West Hartford as a noteworthy community.
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